View Full Version : Running stand alone with 8.23, is it worth upgrading?
June 23rd, 2013, 03:26 PM
It isn't an open forum, simply for my family, so unless there are any additions/improvements or security fixes, is it worth my while?
June 23rd, 2013, 04:26 PM
8.31 adds mysqli support as well as mysql charset port options and 8.3 adds all this so its up to you if its worth it.
There are always bug fixes included from any previous version where bugs where found plus all the new features.
June 23rd, 2013, 05:08 PM
Thanks Chuck, that doesn't mean much to me, is it future proofing?
So to upgrade, all I do is copy across the forums and language directories and edit the new config file to include my existing settings? Aside from those already in the old file, do I need to modify any of the new settings, like sqlport etc?
June 23rd, 2013, 10:03 PM
the link I gave shows the new additions
You pretty much need to upload everything except the 2 config files and edit those and add the missing fields noted in the upgrade documentation.
the link i listed states to upload most of the core php files as well as lots of other directories not just forums and languages. ;) that is why it is easier to upload everthing except the config files.
June 24th, 2013, 04:29 AM
OK thanks, will probably leave it for the moment, I've downloaded the files, so can do it when I have time to play around with the config file, the bit I'm concerned about.
June 24th, 2013, 09:41 AM
That is not scary at all try this program you can compare the new configs to the old config and make sure you input the proper paths and database info in the new configs.
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You can download beyond compare it lets you compare two files side by side its real easy.
July 12th, 2013, 04:20 AM
OK I'll give it a try, thanks for the info Chuck, sorry for the delay in reply. :)
July 12th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Not a problem. Best bet is to download your files etc as a backup and then upgrade so you have a clean working install and then reapply any hacks or mods.
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